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Old 17-10-2010, 04:35 AM   #126 (permalink)
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The window shutters appear to raise up when they are opened due to the hinge position. How do you keep them in the open position, do you have some sort of catch?
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:53 PM   #127 (permalink)
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The window shutters appear to raise up when they are opened due to the hinge position. How do you keep them in the open position, do you have some sort of catch?
Yes we have those little metal hook things to hold them open. They's solid wood and heavy so we have to be careful when swinging them closed, could easily lop off a finger or two.
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:55 PM   #128 (permalink)
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More progress pics


Tiling downstairs is now finished, with the price much less than initially quoted, just a few thousand baht (we already bought the tiles at the same time we bought the roof tiles). At some point I want to paint the support poles but for now I just want to get my hammock hung up!
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Old 02-01-2011, 03:59 PM   #129 (permalink)
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Kitchen

We have also built a simple concrete building off to one side of the main house, it houses the bathroom and kitchen. I love the view from my kitchen! The open part is now screened. I specified mosquito netting and they put in chicken wire so I guess that will have to be redone at some point. My fault for not giving them an example of what I wanted. Oh and there's no drainage from the sink "no problem, we will punch a hole in the wall later". Okay well deep breath...it's just a holiday house!

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Old 05-01-2011, 10:33 PM   #130 (permalink)
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Twocam, it's me again and I got your info on the woodyard in Udon. Are you near by? If so I wouldn't mind taking a peak at your place. Your roof is very much like the one I would like if you can recommend the group that did it. Great looking profile.
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Old 05-01-2011, 10:46 PM   #131 (permalink)
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Twocam, it's me again and I got your info on the woodyard in Udon. Are you near by? If so I wouldn't mind taking a peak at your place. Your roof is very much like the one I would like if you can recommend the group that did it. Great looking profile.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:03 PM   #132 (permalink)
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Twocam the holiday home looks great. Thank you for all the effort you have put into documenting, photographing and uploading. It is a great looking place and a wonderful thread to contribute here. The kitchen I especially enjoyed, though the downstairs tiling looks just as good.
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Old 05-01-2011, 11:08 PM   #133 (permalink)
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Hmm won't let me edit my previous in this forum... I have heard some define Mai Daeng as red oak. Is it actually oak or is the translation loose?
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Old 06-01-2011, 03:15 AM   #134 (permalink)
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We have also built a simple concrete building off to one side of the main house, it houses the bathroom and kitchen.
Is this adjacent to the main house?

Why not underneath the main house?

In #128 you seem to have a couple of water "jars", are these fed from a village supply or have you drilled a bore hole for the water?

Did you say previously that there was no electricity in the village?
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Old 19-01-2011, 06:54 PM   #135 (permalink)
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Hi OhOh.. You are right we have no electricity on our land, although the village 1.5km away has both power and water. The water channel that feeds the village water supply runs right next to our land so we will run a small pump to fill our water jars ('ong') in dry season. We are installing gutters on the house for water catchment in rainy season. Since we don't live in the house full time we don't use much.

The kitchen/bathroom addition is not under the house. My hubby was nearly killed as a baby when their wooden house burned down, so we didn't want to risk any sparks setting off a repeat of that experience Plus we like the open living space underneath and didn't really want to lose any of that.
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Thank you. I look forward to some more pictures.
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Any new additions to your house?
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Do you, or anyone else , have a likely cost for the roof steelwork?
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Looks much better. I can not wait to see it completed
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We are really pleased with the way our home-grown wood looks. These are floorboards.

Very nice floorboards, beautiful grain.
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I see another request for information on your roof... I too would like that information.
We will (soon, I hope!) be finalising our own build, a big part of which is a roof (three, actually) very similar to yours. Wood being so expensive n'all, seems like steel is the way to go for us. any information gratefully received. Hey... get me the info and then we can start the build and everyone will have another build nightm... story to follow!
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The middle east. I sowwie Rick, couldn't help myself.

Good luck with it and I hope it all goes as planned.
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The middle east. I sowwie Rick, couldn't help myself.

Good luck with it and I hope it all goes as planned.
Nice looking house. Interesting going through older threads, Some of these guys just don't post as much anymore.
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